The Hour of The Bees by Lindsay Eager


How did I get this book? It was sent to me by the lovely people at Walker. Thank you 🙂 🙂


Things are only impossible if you stop to think about them. . . .

While her friends are spending their summers having pool parties and sleepovers, twelve-year-old Carolina — Carol — is spending hers in the middle of the New Mexico desert, helping her parents move the grandfather she’s never met into a home for people with dementia. At first, Carol avoids prickly Grandpa Serge. But as the summer wears on and the heat bears down, Carol finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by the crazy stories he tells her about a healing tree, a green-glass lake, and the bees that will bring back the rain and end a hundred years of drought. As the thin line between magic and reality starts to blur, Carol must decide for herself what is possible — and what it means to be true to her roots. Readers who dream that there’s something more out there will be enchanted by this captivating novel of family, renewal, and discovering the wonder of the world.


I loved this book! It was really hard to get into at first but after about a hundred pages or so I was so deeply invested.
This story has great running themes. The meaning of family. The importance of staying true to your roots. Letting your imagination pursue whatever it wants.
I loved all the characters, especially Serge who was by far one of the funniest. Every character was well developed. They all had unique elements that they brought to the story making it an interesting read.
It was written really well. The writing was beautiful and lyrical with subtle humourous undertones. Which was really great to read.
I loved the stories that Serge tells Carolina, and partially I think that’s what kept me so interested.

I rate this book 4/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ . I highly recommend you pick this book up when it comes out in March.


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